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Thread: Any other disadvantages to a trichlor puck chlorinator.

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    Any other disadvantages to a trichlor puck chlorinator.

    I've stopped using my chlorinator over a year ago because I had very high CYA. Thanks to a lot of rain and partial refillings, my CYA is no actually quite low (below 30).
    I still have quite a few trichlor pucks that I wouldn't mind using and save cost on chlorine bleach the rest of the summer. My pool is finally beautiful. Is this a bad idea?

    Two questions?
    Is there any other risks associated with using the trichlor pucks and chlorinator besides Increased CYA? I

    How much CYA PPM will each puck add to my water?

    I know this has been posted here somewhere but I can't find it.

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    Re: Any other disadvantages to a trichlor puck chlorinator.

    Use the "effects of adding chemicals" section of the Pool Calc.

    The pucks will lower PH and TA so monitor those levels and use Soda Ash or Borax/baking soda combo to keep them in check.
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
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    Re: Any other disadvantages to a trichlor puck chlorinator.

    IF you are going to use the trichlor for your main chlorine source for a while then raise your TA to around 100 ppm. When you go back to bleach lower it again if the trichlor has not already done that for you.

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